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2018 Conference | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Join arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, residency staff, board members, educators and artists from across the globe as we explore support for today's artists and artist-centered approaches to engaging our communities and developing healthy organizations.

The Alliance of Artists Communities' 2018 Annual Conference will be hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 15-18! All are welcome!

From nuts-and-bolts sessions on organizational development, to interviews with artists on creative practice, and from conversations exploring cultural trends to the role of artists in society today, plus tours of Philadelphia's thriving arts centers - join the conversation!


Conference Postcard

“Truly one of the most informative, connective and engaged conferences I have ever attended!"

- John Spiak, Grand Central Art Center, California State University Fullerton















Generous support for the 2018 Conference provided by:

Warhol Foundation
Tyler School of Art
3Arts Rauschenberg ICA
Asian Arts Initiative  Bartram's Garden  Fleisher

Discover Philadelphia with AAC this fall! Picturesque and friendly streets are lined with parks, rivers, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. One of America’s "Greatest Eating Cities" — with the world’s best ice cream, can’t-miss tacos, top chefs and, of course, cheesesteaks. Philadelphia is at the center of it all, conveniently located in the Northeast United States, just 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Washington, DC by train.


Banner conference artwork: Detail of Rhythm & Hues; ©2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Brad Carney. Photo by Steve Weinik. Used by permission.

Postcard conference artwork: Leroy Johnson, Market-Frankford El (2012)